Project Soothe

Hello everyone! I would like to introduce Project Soothe—a project led by Dr Stella Chan and her team. This project aims to assist researchers and clinicians alike to help improve mood and overall well-being. You know that feeling of calmness and tranquility you sometimes get when you see a beautiful …

Food – the present and the future generations´ wellbeing: making the food system sustainable

“Access to adequate food is a human right, and belongs to the economic, social and cultural rights” Human rights exist to protect human dignity and they are characterized by principles such as being universal, indivisible, and interlinked. This means that access to food should be a universal experience, which implies that all people all over the world should have access to adequate …

Mental Health Day: It’s everyone’s business!

Last Saturday, on 10th October, we commemorated ‘World Mental Health Day’! World Mental Health Day is the international day to acknowledging the importance of mental health, and the theme for this year was ‘mental health for all’. This day aims to raise awareness and fight stigma and discrimination associated with mental health …

Racial Inequality in Research and Academia

 These are unprecedented times being experienced the world over. Seemingly everything is coming to an accelerated standstill. The world is experiencing upheavals of varying complexities—upheavals to remove archaic structures and to shake up antiquated norms. The rose–colored lens with which we view the outside realms of affairs are broadening largely …

Online Recruitment Part 1: Becoming a JENGA master

Recruiting participants is a challenge for many psychosocial research projects, especially at a graduate level, where resources are scarce and project timelines are tight. Having just completed my online survey recruitment, I feel the urge to pass on my recently acquired knowledge on this topic. I do not claim I …